Just a questions from someone unexperienced
Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:26 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:22 AM
>would it be a waste of money to invest in this type of film making?
Not at all. it is a learning tool if nothing else, if you can make it work on Super8, 16mm and 35mm will be a cinch.
>Does anyone supply super8 accept kodak?
A few other companies do. Pro 8mm out of Burbank is the largest US supplier of non-Kodak stock.
>What is the difference between super 8 and 16mm film?
First main difference is size, the film in SUper8 is 8mm wide. Second difference is perforations, Super8's are smaller. Lastly, Super8 comes in easy to load cartridges, making loading a cinch by comparison to 16mm, which you need darkroom equipment to load in many cases.
>will a regular 8mm camera (which you can get for about 20$) work with super 8?
No, that requires Double 8mm film. Different film size and perforations. regular 8mm is actually 16mm film with double perforations, which is slit in processing down the middle to make 8mm. You expose the film one way, then flip it around to expose the other half.
> I know kodak supplies 64T super 8 film also. is there a large difference?
On the surface, a little. E64T is not as contrasty, but it is still a close match to K40. And while K40 is being discontinued, there still are several stocks still being made by Kodak: E64T, Plus-X, Tri-X, V2-200T, and V2-500T. Plus, several other firms have their own stocks, Fomapan and Orso/Svema for example.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:20 AM
I think Kodak is still a good choice with far better quality and reversal films (made by them) for projection. You should be able to buy their film products from them without hassle. Or, if you want some experts to help walk you through using super 8, I recommend you get your film and processing at Spectra Film. They offer all the Kodak super 8 films with in-house processing and optional telecine. They are very knowledgeable and should be able to set you on the right path for very little money.
Contact them here: www.spectrafilmandvideo.com
Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:46 PM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:11 PM